Compulsive Hoarding Quiz

Instructions: This quiz is designed to help give you some idea about whether you may have a problem with saving too much or compulsive hoarding behavior. For each item, indicate how much you agree or disagree with the statement. This takes most people about 5 minutes to complete. Take your time and answer truthfully for the most accurate results.


I am a year old / /

1. How much of the living area in your home is cluttered with possessions? (Consider the amount of clutter in your kitchen, living room, dining room, hallways, bedrooms, bathrooms, and other rooms).

2. How much control do you have over your urges to get more possessions?

3. How much of your home does clutter prevent you from using?

4. How much control do you have over your urges to save more stuff and possessions?

5. How much of your home is difficult to walk through because of clutter?

6. To what extent do you have difficulty throwing things away?

7. How distressing do you find it to throw things away?

8. To what extent do you have so many things that your rooms are cluttered?

9. How distressed or uncomfortable would you feel if you could not get or acquire something you wanted?

10. How much does clutter in your home interfere with your social, work or everyday functioning? Think about things that you don’t do because of clutter.

11. How strong is your urge to buy or acquire free things for which you have no immediate use?

12. To what extent does clutter in your home cause you upset or distress?

13. How strong is your urge to save something you know you may never use?

14. How upset or distressed do you feel about your acquiring habits?

15. How much do you feel unable to control the clutter in your home?

16. How much has your saving or compulsive buying resulted in financial problems for you?

17. How often do you avoid trying to discard possessions and stuff because it is too stressful or time consuming?

18. How often do you feel compelled to acquire something you see? e.g., when shopping or offered free things?

19. How often do you decide to keep things that you do not need and have little space for?

20. How frequently does clutter in your home prevent you from inviting people to comer over or visit?

21. How often do you actually buy (or acquire for free) things for which you have no immediate use or need?

22. To what extent does the clutter in your home prevent you from using parts of your home for their intended
purpose? For example, cooking, using furniture, washing dishes, cleaning, etc.

23. How often are you unable to discard a possession you would like to get rid of?



Our Hoarding Quiz is based off of the Saving Inventory (SI-R; Frost et al., 2004). All rights reserved. For personal, educational or research use only; other use may be prohibited by law.


Psych Central Research Team

Psych Central quizzes are developed by Dr. John M. Grohol, Psy.D. in conjunction with other psychological researchers, based upon scientific studies and/or the official diagnostic criteria for a disorder. Dr. Grohol is a published researcher, author, and mental health expert, and he currently sits on the scientific board of Computers in Human Behavior. Learn more about how we develop our psychological tests.

APA Reference
Research Team, P. (2020). Compulsive Hoarding Quiz. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 27, 2020, from


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Last updated: 17 Jan 2020
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 17 Jan 2020
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